Little girl in a park near Union Station, Washington, D.C. (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1939

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Little girl in a park near Union Station, Washington, D.C.

[ca. 1943]

1 transparency : color.

Title from FSA or OWI agency caption.
Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944.

Union Station (Washington, D.C.)
World War, 1939-1945
African Americans--Children
United States--District of Columbia--Washington (D.C.)

Format: Transparencies--Color

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

Part Of: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Collection 12002-68 (DLC) 93845501

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Call Number: LC-USW36-747


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    • 22/Jan/2008 00:40:02

    That is perhaps an "osage orange" (iirc) . When I was growing-up in Woodley Park (N.W. DC) and attending Maret School, there were a bunch of them around and we'd often roll them out into the street to be squished by passing cars.

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    • 26/Jan/2008 04:14:53

    Sure looks like an osage orange (Maclura pomifera).

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    • 31/Jan/2008 16:01:37

    "Horse apples" are dried-up horse dung. I don't think that item is one!

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    • 20/Feb/2008 04:51:04

    Horse apples is another word for the osage orange - the color in the name is because it's heartwood produces an orange dye.

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    • 18/Mar/2008 02:06:56

    I've heard them refered to as a "Hedge Apple", perhaps as the Osage Orange is also called the "hedge" around here. Perhaps the lack of horses nearby ... nope, plenty of horses...buggies..Amish. Mid Missouri they are osage oranges or hedge apples.

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    Francesca Mey

    • 25/Oct/2008 09:31:08

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Visual Candies, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    • 29/Dec/2008 16:30:34

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called ART GINGHAM PHOTOGRAPHY, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    • 21/May/2012 07:29:57

    Too bad no one has commented on the presence of the child.

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    • 18/Sep/2012 05:47:06

    this is BEAUTIFUL